Julia Lynch (Sister Mary
Lawrence of the Trinity RSM) trained at the Palmerston North Technical
School and later at the Slade School of Art of University College London.
She was a regular exhibitor in the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts,
also in Paris, Australia, Rome and in the London University Gallery.
In 1971, she won the Kelleher
Prize for her portrait "Polish Dancer" and a portrait by her
of Jean Batten is on permanent loan to Royal Air Force Museum at Handon.
Her Stations of the
Cross were painted for Te Aro Parish in Wellington. When that
church was closed the Stations were given to Good Shepherd College.
Holy Cross Seminary also has two of her major works.
Madonna of the Tui - at Holy Cross Seminary, Auckland
The Southern Madonna - at Southern Star Abbey, Kopua
Tangiwai - at the Hiruharama Church, Wanganui River.
Restored about 2007
The Maori Christ
- Sisters of Mercy, Wellington
scanned from a reproduction on a religious education textbook
and includes text that was not part of the original artwork.